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world. >> and -- >> there is not a country in the world that believes that the u.s. drone attacks that we are doing on countries that we are not at war with is the right and sustainable solution for us. >> all we have is the president interpreting his own powers and the limits on his own powers. and that is not the way it's supposed to work. we need more oversight. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org.
because of the legal journey. khalid el-masri also had cases here in the united states. and the u.s. courts actually refused to look into the merits of those claims, looking at things like the state secrets privilege or different types of immunities that would keep him as a torture victim from being vindicated in u.s. courts. so in fact what i think is the lesson here is not so much that the european courts could make those findings. it's that the european court did make those findings. >> you mean he couldn't have gotten a fair trial or the courts wouldn't at least give him a trial in this country? >> in this country, very few of the post-9/11 torture victims have ever had their day in court. and in fact, until recently the center for constitutional rights has been successful in a settlement. we got $5.2 million from u.s. corporations who were involved in harsh interrogation and torture in abu ghraib for 72 torture victims. but none of those cases have gone through adjudications. no court has made a finding the way that the european court did about the circumstances of their tortur
, working with our very own defense department, invented the internet in the first place. back then, the u.s. was in the catbird seat, poised to lead the world down this astonishing new superhighway of information and innovation. now many other countries offer their citizens faster and cheaper access than we do. the faster high-speed access comes through fiber optic lines that transmit data in bursts of laser light, but many of us are still hooked up to broadband connections that squeeze digital information through copper wire. we're stuck with this old-fashioned technology because, as susan crawford explains, our government has allowed a few giant conglomerates to rig the rules, raise prices, and stifle competition. just like standard oil in the first gilded age a century ago. in those days, it was muckrakers like ida tarbell and lincoln steffens rattling the cages and calling for fair play. today it's independent thinkers like susan crawford. the big telecom industry wishes she would go away, but she's got a lot of people on her side. in fact, if you go to the white house citizen's petitio
that the people who put food on our tables use food stamps at twice the rate as the rest of the u.s. workforce. meaning that the people who put food on our tables can't afford to put food on their own family's tables. >> funding is provided by carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org. anne gumowitz. the betsy and jesse fink foundation. the hkh foundation. barbara g. fleischman. and by our sole corporate sponsor, mutual of america, designing customized indivi
even recently talked about it as one of the top ten fastest growing skin care brands in the u.s. this is huge. why is it catching on like this? >> it's delivering results. i mean, women are getting great results and they're telling their friends or they're tweeting about it or blogging about it. with meaningful beauty your skin looks amazing. it has that glow. it looks great and it just feels like that youthful, lush skin. everyone like "so, what's the trick? what's the trick?" or "what's the secret?" and really, the trick is meaningful beauty. >> tell me about the man you work with to create this incredible line. everybody in the beauty industry knows jean-louis sebagh. he's been called by vanity fair "the world expert in medical anti-aging." he's got a long list of celebrities, models, socialites, politicians who wait for months to come to him. what makes him so extraordinary? >> well, jean-louis sebagh is light years ahead of everybody, and just how he's thinking about the way that skin ages. and i have been working with him since i was 28 years old. a makeup artist actually
's the reason that food servers use food stamps at double the rate of the rest of the u.s. workforce and have a poverty rate of three times the rest of the u.s. workforce. we got to this place because of the power of the national restaurant association. we call it the other nra. they've been named the tenth most powerful lobbying group in congress, and back in 1996 when herman cain was the head of the national restaurant association, he struck a deal with congress saying that, "we will not oppose the overall minimum wage continuing to rise as long as the minimum wage for tipped workers stays frozen forever," and so it has for the last 22 years. now, sure, some of them earn tips on top of those wages, but there are plenty of workers, particularly imagine your average server in an ihop in texas earning $2.13 an hour, graveyard shift, no tips. the company's supposed to make up the difference between $2.13 and $7.25, but time and time again that doesn't happen. they live on tips, and when slow nights happen and you don't earn anything or very little in tips, you often can't pate the rent. and i g
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